In recent days it has been reported that Bayern Munich were, upon a wish from coach Carlo Ancelotti, looking to acquire Cristiano Ronaldo, who is reportedly looking to leave Real Madrid after being charged with tax evasion in Spain.
Today, Bayern has issued a statement regarding the rumor first put out into the open by Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport.
“We’re used to being the subject of intense transfer speculation during transfer windows,” said Karl-Heinz Rummenigge. “Normally we don’t comment on rumours, but in this case, we would like to make our position on Cristiano Ronaldo absolutely clear: This rumour is completely unfounded and must be consigned to the realms of fantasy.”
Ancelotti coached Ronaldo at Madrid from 2013 to 2015, helping them win the Champions League for a historic 10th time.
While it’s fair to assume Bayern would like to acquire a player of Ronaldo’s skill and stature, throwing down upwards of €150 Million, in addition to his wages, would go completely against how they have operated on the transfer market in their history.
The full statement, presented by BunducksLiga champion Franz, can be viewed here.